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<p>Thousands of stop-arm violations like the one depicted here occur every day thoughout the U.S.<br /><font size="1">Photo by Brevard (Fla.) Public Schools</font></p>

School Bus Management / Training

Getting back to driver training basics

School bus drivers must learn how to judge other traffic and blend their stop arms into the traffic flow.

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NSTA Advocacy in Action — What is MAP-21, and how does it affect our industry?
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MAP-21 stands for “Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century.” It was the most recent multi-year surface transportation reauthorization bill, and is past due to be reauthorized.
<p>Photo courtesy NHTSA</p> How to Optimize the Use of Transportation Tiers
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With proper planning and design, tiered school bus service can yield significant efficiencies and cost savings. It can also create longer shifts for drivers.
5 Lessons in Recruiting Drivers
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A new school bus driver recruiter shares lessons learned in her first year on the job. Safety is the real No. 1 priority, bus drivers have an extraordinary amount of influence on children, and the job is not for everyone, she finds.
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Vibration sensor
The Vehicle Inertia Monitor (VIM) is a new dual mode advanced J1939 CAN-bus vibration analyzer and vehicle attitude sensor for heavy duty vehicle prognostics and performance monitoring.

School bus Wi-Fi solution
Radio Engineering Industries (REI) now offers various data plans with the purchase of its mobile cellular Wi-Fi router for school buses.

In-vehicle video system
GreenRoad Technologies has introduced an in-vehicle video system that records dangerous or noteworthy events, on the road and in the vehicle, as they happen.

Special-needs transportation manual
The fifth edition of Transporting Children with Disabilities is available through the National Association for Pupil Transportation.

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VIDEO: District spotlights beloved school bus driver

Darrell “DJ” Johnson has been transporting students for 31 years, including 16 for Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) Schools. In the district’s new “Heart of Bloomfield” series, Johnson hands out high-fives and hugs, and he points to the greatest reward of the job: “the love of those kids.”

VIDEO: Cell phone clip shows stop-arm violations

A concerned citizen captured multiple motorists passing a school bus that was picking up students, according to the Montgomery County (Md.) Police Department. In this case, Maryland law requires vehicles on the other side of the road to stop since there is no median. The bus has a stop-arm camera, so police said that the violators will get tickets in the mail.

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